Every two years, Buenos Aires hosts one of Latin America's most important festivals of international classical and contemporary theatre. Over two weeks, the city stages dozens of productions from all over the world at more than 25 venues in the city.
The festival features different genres and styles and open-air performances and awards the Germán Rozenmacher prize for new drama. Films, open talks with artists, workshops and masterclasses are also part of the festival, organised by the city government's Ministry for Culture.
International highlights for the 2017 edition include The Tiger Lillies perform Hamlet, featuring a Danish cast in a Teatro Republique/Osterbro Teater production alongside cult British band The Tiger Lillies, plus German director Nicolas Stemann's Nathan!? and French director Laurent Berger's Shakespeare adaptation 38SM, a coproduction between FIBA and the Teatro Cervantes.
As for dance, Portugal's Circolando presents Noite an intensely physical dialogue between three male dancers and a DJ, and the great Belgian choreographer Win Vanderkeybus presents In Spite of Wishing and Wanting, an organic symbiosis of dance, theatre and film.
Stand out local contributions include La Velocidad de la Luz (The Speed of Light), a social theatre production involving women from the Villa 31 shanty town, directed by Marco Canale, and Topologías para Cuerpos Infinitamente Inconquistables, a large-scale performance installation directed by choreographer Edgardo Mercado.
There's more information at the festival's site: http://festivales.buenosaires.gob.ar/2017/fiba/es/home